Scents can do amazing things for our body and mind. From stress and headache relief to lifting mood. But did you know that ensuring that your office smells nice can bring success to your business?

 

For organisations, the right scent not only has the ability to generate good impressions to clients or prospects who visit their building, it can also render staff happier, more alert and more productive. An appealing workplace aroma will influence employee perception of their office. Therefore it is crucial to ensure your office environment is pleasantly scented.

 

The right smells have been shown to work wonders for the well-being of employees, clients, and customers. The following scents are the most common in office environments:

1. Lemon:  This crisp, clean and energizing citrus scent refreshes the mind and promotes immediate action. It can also relieve tension, anger and anxiety in the workplace. 

2. Lavender: Because of its powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming and antidepressive properties, lavender has been used both cosmetically and therapeutically for centuries. Its distinctive calming properties reduces anxiety and depression, which makes it perfect for high stressed work situations

3. Jasmine: This subtly sweet, highly fragrant aroma is considered a “feel good” scent that has been used in Asia for thousands of years. It offers relief from stress, tension, anxiety and depression. It is soothing, calming and uplifting.

4. Peppermint: peppermint is well known for its ability to stimulate alertness and mental clarity. It is commonly used to boost energy levels and helps promote concentration and focused thinking.

 

Scents can do wonders to boost morale and increase productivity in office settings. A practical option is installing air fresheners that automatically dispense fragrance to neutralise odours and create a pleasant-smelling environment. An air purifier can even help to eradicate any airborne bacteria and viruses in the office.

 

At Kallvest, we have developed hygiene maintenance solutions that comply with the National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA) of South Africa which are cost-effective and to the highest of standards.